METROPOLITAN SIMEON (DIMITROV) OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE

 

Hierarchical Sees:

Metropolitan of Western and Central Europe (1994-)

Metropoltian of Western Europe (1986-1994)

Patriarchal Vicar of Western Europe (1980-1986)

Bishop of Glavinitza, Vicar of the Metropolitanate of New York (1973-1980)

Date of Elevation to Metropolitan:

1986

Date of Consecration:

January 14, 1973

Date of Elevation to Archimandrite:

November 1, 1961

Date of Ordination to the Priesthood:

October 8, 1958

Date of Ordination to the Diaconate:

February 12, 1955

Date of Monastic Tonsure:

December 6, 1954

Date of Birth:

September 17, 1926

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Metropolitan Simeon was born on September 17, 1926. He graduated from the Sofia Theological Faculty and the Moscow Theological Academy. He was tonsured a monk on December 6, 1954. He was ordained a deacon on February 12, 1955. He was ordained to the priesthood on October 8, 1958. He was elevated to the office of archimandrite on November 1, 1961. He was consecrated Bishop of Glavinitza, Vicar of the Metropolitanate of New York, on January 14, 1973. He became the Patriarchal Vicar of Western Europe in 1980. In 1986, he was elevated to Metropolitan of Western Europe. He became Metropolitan of Western and Central Europe in 1994.

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